Tish’s Tips for February

TIP 1: If you have trees and shrubs that you are thinking about removing, do so ASAP. Birds will begin building nests soon, and if the task is put off, nesting birds will be displaced and eggs destroyed.

TIP 2: The proper time to prune Crape Myrtles is late winter or early spring prior to new growth. Do not prune Crape Myrtles in late summer or early fall because new shoots that grow may freeze if they fail to go fully dormant. Here is a wonderful guide.

TIP 3: Mid to late-month – Start plants indoors that you want to grow from seed . Sign up for our “HOW TO SUCCEED AT SEED STARTING CLASS”

TIP 4: If you are spreading ashes from your wood burning stove or fireplace in your garden, be aware that over time you are raising the pH of your soil.

TIP 5: Now is the time to apply pre-emergent crabgrass control to your lawn. Pre-emergent weed control kills weed seeds BEFORE they germinate! To control that annoying crabgrass that pops up in spring, we recommend you apply Crabgrass Preventer to your lawn.

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